Deborah Pratt

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Deborah Pratt
Born (1951-12-16) December 16, 1951 (age 63)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Other names Deborah Pratt-Bellisario
Occupation Actress, writer, producer, director
Years active 1975-present
Spouse(s) Donald P. Bellisario (1984-1991; divorced)
Children Troian Bellisario (b. 1985)
Nicholas Bellisario

Deborah M. Pratt (born December 16, 1951) is an American actress, writer and television producer.

Early life[edit]

Pratt was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Geraldine (née Bryant) and Col. Bertram Roberson Pratt, a vice president of Pullman Heritage Bank.[1] Her parents were both African-American/Creole (her father from Mobile, Alabama, and her mother from Baton Rouge, Louisiana).[2][3]


Pratt was a co-executive producer and a writer on the Quantum Leap TV series[4] which was created by her then-husband, Donald Bellisario, and acted in television series including Quantum Leap, Magnum, P.I. and Airwolf. In 2000, she directed Cora Unashamed for Masterpiece Theatre's The American Collection.

Personal life[edit]

Pratt married producer and screenwriter Donald P. Bellisario on 30 June 30, 1984. They had two children: Troian (born October 28, 1985) and Nicholas (born August 27, 1991). They divorced in 1991.

Selected filmography[edit]



  1. ^ "Col. Bertram Roberson Pratt - tribunedigital-chicagotribune". 1991-12-07. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  2. ^ "15 Celebrities Most People Don't Know Are Black | Page 8". 2013-09-18. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Troian Bellisario — Ethnicity of Celebs | What Nationality Background Ancestry Race". Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  4. ^ "There's A Week Of Quantum Leap". Eugene Register-Guard. June 24, 1991. p. 4C. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 

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